Urban Nature

Cougar cubs, oysters and weather stations

December 5, 2012

Happy rainy Wednesday nature news.

  • Widespread criticism over Cal Fish & Game decision to shoot cougar cubs hiding out at Half Moon Bay house. [Bay Area News Group]
  • Owner of Drakes Bay oysters says he will fight fed’s decision to terminate his lease at Drakes Bay. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • California water department is installing four weather stations to detect incoming “atmospheric rivers” and how much moisture is coming. [Association of  California Water Agencies]
  • State orders PetSmart to stop selling unregistered pesticide products, PetSmart keeps selling them anyway. [California Watch]
  • Sonoma County approves 10,000 case winery, despite concerns over impacts to salmon and steelhead at Mark West Creek. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • Birds see BART’s construction site along San Jose extension a great place to nest, but agency is not tolerant. [San Jose Mercury News]


About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.

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